Sunday Jazz & Verse Open Mic Poetry & Jazz Night! A Busboys and Poetry Event. Every second Sunday, cap off brunch with two hours of incredible music and poetry! Audiences can expect a diverse array of spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and more with a Jazz soundtrack! It will feature the sounds of a professional Jazz Band to groove us into the night with short transition segments in between open mic presenters, and a full feature set to close out the evening. All are welcomed to perform, or enjoy a night of Jazz & Verse!
Hosted by: Matt Gallant
A prolific poet and educator, Matthew P. Gallant was a Finalist for the 2014 Steven Dunn Poetry Prize and a current middle / high school teacher who uses poetry daily in the classroom. Matthew competed at three National Poetry Slams (2009—2011), was crowned the 2011 NorthBeast Slam Champion, runs Sargent Press (independent small press publisher) and is also a member of the Beltway Poetry Slam hosting team. Jesse Parent, whose "To Boys Who May One Day Date My Daughter" went viral and received two million hits, once said of him, "He probably looks more like the bouncer than the talent to most people, but this is a true poet who just happens to know how to own a stage."
FEATURING: The BRUCE KHROMER TRIO
Bruce Krohmer has been playing music for over 50 years. Some high points of his career are: being a member of the multi-Grammy winning Louisville Orchestra when he was 22; playing on the national TV program “Nashville Now” with his Grammy-nominated group, the “Buzzard Rock String Band”; and being co-founder of the Takoma Park JazzFest in 1995.
The other musicians in the BK3 are:
Byron McWilliams, drums- he has played and recorded with many top level bands in the D. C. area, including the “Jr. Cline Band”, and “The Dixie Power Trio” Dean Carrigan, bass- Dean also is a fine drummer and keyboardist, but his bass playing blends with Byron and Bruce to great effect. He has played with many well-respected regional bands for several decades.
Tickets at the Door are cash only - $5